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Date registered: Jun 2004
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When looking for a starter, be aware there are two 1968 200D models, as Mercedes did a midyear body change. The early year model used the W110 body with the OM621 engine. The later year used the W115 body with the OM615 engine. Starters are likely different. The W110 starter for sure has two through holes for mounting and I'm pretty sure the gear is different between the two. If it is the W110 body, best to say it is a 1967 to avoid the confusion, or a 1969 if a W115 body.
Also, if it is a W110, the mounting stud may or may not be at an angle on the solenoid. There were design changes, but the whole starter is still interchangeable. Also, the connection for the wire from the switch could be a screw terminal with spade connector, or a "pinch" style with a wire that is just stripped of insulation.
If you can find a shop that rebuilds starters, which are getting harder to find, that is definitely an option.
Last edited by KCM; 04-20-2016 at 03:02 PM.